Newbie from Alberta

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TrinityFarms, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. TrinityFarms

    TrinityFarms Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2011

    I've been reading the forum quite a bit lately and already have lots of new ideas to incorporate into our poultry systems for next year. I finally decided to sign up so that I can post as well.
    We have a farm near Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada and currently have:
    4 barred plymouth rock
    4 red sussex hens
    9 white leghorn hens
    4 ameraucana X hens
    1 white auraucana rooster
    1 sicilian buttercup rooster
    1 mille fleur rooster
    35 cornish cross
    22 embden geese
    8 pekin ducks
    8 rouen ducks
    10 bronze turkeys
    7 white nicholas turkeys

    I think that's all the poultry anyway. We are in the process of thinning the birds out for the winter, so these numbers are constantly changing. This year we raised 300 cornish cross. Almost all of our poultry are raised in chicken tractors on self-mixed feed. Next year I would like to move towards more of a dual-purpose flock, testing out a few of the different DP breeds to see which works best in our system. Long term I'd like to experiment with crosses to reduce reliance on purchasing day-old chicks from the hatchery each year. That being said, if anyone knows how I can get my hands on some purebred white cornish, let me know. [​IMG]

  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  3. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2011
    Olympia, Washington
    hello from rainy Washington state! and [​IMG]
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    well welcome to the forum fellow Canadian, I used to live on a farm in lamont, AB, about 20 minutes from Edmonton.

    But I missed Ontario too much so I moved back :)

    Sounds like you are a well seasoned chicken mommy,

  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


  7. enjoyin' my chickens

    enjoyin' my chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2011
    Hinesville, Ga
    Welcome from South East Georgia.
  8. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    Welcome [​IMG]. Glad you are here [​IMG]
  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC.
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.

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